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Regulatory Analysis
We are continually updating our state and national regulatory analysis to help you keep up with the changing regs. See the updated section on the What's New page to find all of the topics.
New Documents
Speaker's Notes:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, President Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., examines Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), who is involved, temporary workers, fall protection and PPE, and training for workers.
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Susan Fahey Desmond, Esq., Shareholder at Jackson Lewis, P.C., talks about consequences of being out of work, injury management, and Return-to-Work (RTW) programs.
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Michael Lawrence, Principal of Summit Safety Technologies, explains how to develop a proposal to senior management, what needs to be included in a comprehensive EHS program, and how to generate management and employee support for your Safety program.
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Michelle Lee Flores, Esq., Member of Cozen O’Connor, discusses workplace violence, what can be done, risks and vulnerabilities, and employer obligations.
Questions & Answers:
Sometimes a company needs only to have physical actions that have established "procedure" or forms that can be used that essentially establish a "procedure" (yet which is overall unwritten), and in other cases, OSHA mandates actual written procedures. In a manufacturing plant that is not subject to PSM standards, and excluding industrial hygiene exposure related standards, for which standards does OSHA require that the procedure actually be written?
7 Minute Safety Trainer:
This safety session teaches employees to identify the risk factors that lead to violence from patients, visitors, and others, recognize physical features and work practices that reduce the risks, and respond appropriately during a potentially violent situation. Use this Outline to train your healthcare workers.
Handouts:
This safety session teaches employees to identify the risk factors that lead to violence from patients, visitors, and others, recognize physical features and work practices that reduce the risks, and respond appropriately during a potentially violent situation. Use this handout with the Outline to train your healthcare workers.
Quizzes:
This safety session teaches employees to identify the risk factors that lead to violence from patients, visitors, and others, recognize physical features and work practices that reduce the risks, and respond appropriately during a potentially violent situation. Use this Quiz with the Outline to train your healthcare workers.
Questions & Answers:
OSHA’s topic page on radiofrequency (RF) and microwave radiation offers information on RF safety, methods in evaluation and control of personnel exposure, and safety programs as part of a non-ionizing radiation safety program.
White Papers:
“If you think safety is expensive, try an accident.” The truth in this old adage continues to resonate, perhaps more than ever. If you—or someone at your organization—needs proof that safety is a significant contributor to positive business outcomes, and that incidents have the opposite effect, you’ve come to the right place. This Compliance Report addresses the business benefits of investing in the people, programs, training, and equipment that will keep your workforce safe.
Policies:
This sample safety Alcohol & Drugs policy “Drugs and Alcohol” can be used in an employee handbook or as a standalone policy addressing health issues in the workplace. This policy complies with the injury and illness recordkeeping requirements. Download this Alcohol & Drugs sample policy to your computer or print it out.
Speaker's Notes:
Phil Molé of VelocityEHS discusses the lab standard, hazardous chemicals, and the chemical hygiene plan.
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Fran Sehn, Vice President of the Risk Control and Claims Advocacy for Willis Group, examines Risk Management in organizations, defining Risk Assessments, and a walk through of a Risk Assessment.
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Stephen Herzig of Herzig Engineering, talks about arc flash and its causes, proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and developing an EPM program.
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Linda Otaigbe, Esq, Associate at Jackson Lewis P.C., explains how to prepare for a disaster, Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), and typical violations associated with EAPs.
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Barry S. Spurlock, Esq., CSP, Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and Attorney with Spurlock Law, PLLC, discusses superior safety performance, what drives safety success, and things executives should know about shortcomings of trailing metrics.
Questions & Answers:
This is the extent of the OSHA regulation on emergency eyewash and shower equipment: 1910.151(c) Medical services and first aid. Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.
if your employees use the WD-40 as a normal consumer would then the employer is not required to use a GHS-compliant label. However, it is the employer’s responsibility to establish that the frequency is equivalent to typical consumer use.
Proposed Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn the March 10, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and its potential consequences for the safety of highway and rail transportation.
Notices:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the collections of information specified in the Ionizing Radiation Standard.
Checklists:
This checklist provides a sample list of items an investigator can use to conduct an incident investigation, as well as tips for video and photo documentation.
This checklist provides a sample list of items an investigator can use to conduct an incident investigation, as well as tips for video and photo documentation.
Questions & Answers:
The walking-working surfaces rule requires that each employee exposed to a fall hazard 4 feet or more above a lower level be trained by a qualified person.
Proposed Rules:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed to amend its rulemaking procedures by revising the process for preparing and adopting rules, petitions, and direct final rules.
Questions & Answers:
We are not aware of any OSHA requirements for grounding flammable storage cabinets. However, there may be a requirement of your local fire laws and building codes. Local fire laws and building codes are beyond the scope of this service. Check these codes to see what they require concerning ground cables.
Directives:
This OSHA document provides guidance to the Agency’s national, regional, area, and State Plan offices for implementing and conducting a National Emphasis Program, including details on conducting facility inspections, to reduce or eliminate workplace hazards associated with the catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals at facilities.
Guidance Documents:
This document does not cover the entire Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, but only focuses on aspects of the standard particularly relevant to storage facilities, including employee participation, process safety information, process hazard analysis, operating procedures, training, mechanical integrity, and emergency planning and response.
This guidance document does not cover the entire Process Safety Management standard (PSM), but only focuses on aspects of the standard that may be particularly helpful for small businesses, including process safety information, process hazards analysis, training, mechanical integrity, and compliance audits.
Updated Documents
Questions & Answers:
OSHA’s topic page on radiofrequency (RF) and microwave radiation offers information on RF safety, methods in evaluation and control of personnel exposure, and safety programs as part of a non-ionizing radiation safety program.
The walking-working surfaces rule requires that each employee exposed to a fall hazard 4 feet or more above a lower level be trained by a qualified person.
We are not aware of any OSHA requirements for grounding flammable storage cabinets. However, there may be a requirement of your local fire laws and building codes. Local fire laws and building codes are beyond the scope of this service. Check these codes to see what they require concerning ground cables.
PowerPoints:
This training session on defensive driving has been designed for drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles.
Speaker's Notes:
Truck drivers have more nonfatal injuries than workers in any other occupation. Half of the nonfatal CMV driver injuries are serious sprains and strains, and the other injuries are bruises, fractures, cuts and lacerations, soreness, and multiple trauma. This training session on defensive driving has been designed for drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles. Use these speaker's notes to accompany the Defensive Driving--Commercial Motor Vehicles PowerPoint presentation.
Audio Presentations:
Truck drivers have more nonfatal injuries than workers in any other occupation. Half of the nonfatal CMV driver injuries are serious sprains and strains, and the other injuries are bruises, fractures, cuts and lacerations, soreness, and multiple trauma. This training session on defensive driving has been designed for drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles. Use this Defensive Driving--Commercial Motor Vehicles audio presentation to train your workers on driver safety (motor carriers).
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136963training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Webinar-2017-05-Personal-Protective-Equipment-Tips/PPE - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Personal Protective Equipment: Tips for Assessing Workplace Hazards and Ensuring Compliance with New OSHA PPE Requirements
136964training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/employee-safety/PPE-personal-protective-equipment/Webinar-2017-05-Personal-Protective-Equipment-Tips-136964/PPE - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Personal Protective Equipment: Tips for Assessing Workplace Hazards and Ensuring Compliance with New OSHA PPE Requirements
136965training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/workers-workmen-compensation/Webinar-2017-05-Return-to-Work-Programs-The-Key-to/Workers' CompensationSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Return-to-Work Programs: The Key to Minimizing Lost Workdays for Injured Employees
136966training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Webinar-2017-05-Return-to-Work-Programs-The-Key-to-136966/AccidentsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Return-to-Work Programs: The Key to Minimizing Lost Workdays for Injured Employees
136967training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Safety-Department-of-One-Tips-to-M/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Safety Department of One: Tips to Managing EHS Program Success with Limited Time and Resources
136968training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Safety-Department-of-One-Tips-to-M-136968/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Safety Department of One: Tips to Managing EHS Program Success with Limited Time and Resources
136969training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2017-05-Workplace-Violence-Prevention-Stra/Violence in the WorkplaceSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Workplace Violence Prevention: Strategies to Address Employee Safety and Reduce Damaging Litigation
136970training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/emergency-planning-and-response/violence-in-workplace/Webinar-2017-05-Workplace-Violence-Prevention-Stra-136970/Violence in the WorkplaceOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Workplace Violence Prevention: Strategies to Address Employee Safety and Reduce Damaging Litigation
136990faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/safety-administration/safety-plans/First-know-that-I-have-worked-in-HSE-for-30-years/Safety PlansQuestions & Answers For which standards does OSHA require written procedures?
136991training.aspx/training/7-minute-safety-trainer/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Workplace-Violence-Prevention-for-Healthcare-Worke/Healthcare Safety7 Minute Safety Trainer Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers (Outline)
136992training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-handouts/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Workplace-Violence-Prevention-for-Healthcare-Worke-136992/Healthcare SafetyHandouts Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
136993training.aspx/training/quizzes/equipment-and-process-safety/healthcare-safety/Workplace-Violence-Prevention-for-Healthcare-Worke-136993/Healthcare SafetyQuizzes Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers [7-Minute Safety Trainer]
136980faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/I-want-information-on-RF-Safety-for-Rooftops/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuestions & Answers I want information on RF Safety for Rooftops
136974reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/white-papers/safety-administration/EHS-strategy/Making-the-business-case-for-investing-in-safety-a/EHS StrategyWhite Papers Making the business case for investing in safety and health
109928timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-policies/employee-health/alcohol-and-drugs-testing/Drugs-and-Alcohol/Alcohol & DrugsPolicies Drugs and Alcohol Policy
136951training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Webinar-2017-05-Chemical-Hygiene-Plans-Developing-/Chemical HazardsSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Chemical Hygiene Plans: Developing Your CHP for Compliance with the Revised Hazard Communication Standard and Other Requirements
136952training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/hazardous-substances-and-materials/chemical-hazards/Webinar-2017-05-Chemical-Hygiene-Plans-Developing-136952/Chemical HazardsOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Chemical Hygiene Plans: Developing Your CHP for Compliance with the Revised Hazard Communication Standard and Other Requirements
136955training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Webinar-2017-05-Cutting-edge-Risk-Assessments-How-136955/Job Hazard AnalysisSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Cutting-edge Risk Assessments: How to Effectively Identify Potential Occupational Risks Before Injuries Happen
136956training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/job-hazard-analysis/Webinar-2017-05-Cutting-edge-Risk-Assessments-How-136956/Job Hazard AnalysisOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Cutting-edge Risk Assessments: How to Effectively Identify Potential Occupational Risks Before Injuries Happen
136957training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2017-05-Electrical-Safety-Programs-How-to-/Electrical SafetySpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Electrical Safety Programs: How to Align Your Compliance Protocols with NFPA 70E and OSHA Requirements
136958training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/equipment-and-process-safety/electrical-safety/Webinar-2017-05-Electrical-Safety-Programs-How-to-136958/Electrical SafetyOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Electrical Safety Programs: How to Align Your Compliance Protocols with NFPA 70E and OSHA Requirements
136959training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Webinar-2017-05-Emergencies-and-Evacuations-Creati/Emergency PreparednessSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Emergencies and Evacuations: Creating an OSHA-Compliant Emergency Action Plan to Maintain Business Continuity and Keep Employees Safe
136960training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/emergency-planning-and-response/emergency-preparedness/Webinar-2017-05-Emergencies-and-Evacuations-Creati-136960/Emergency PreparednessOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Emergencies and Evacuations: Creating an OSHA-Compliant Emergency Action Plan to Maintain Business Continuity and Keep Employees Safe
136961training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Leading-Safety-Indicators-New-Stra/Safety - GeneralSpeaker's Notes Webinar [2017-05]: Leading Safety Indicators: New Strategies for Tracking and Improving Safety Performance
136962training.aspx/training/on-demand-webinars/safety-administration/safety-general/Webinar-2017-05-Leading-Safety-Indicators-New-Stra-136962/Safety - GeneralOn-Demand Webinars Webinar [2017-05]: Leading Safety Indicators: New Strategies for Tracking and Improving Safety Performance
136972faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/eye-and-face-protection/Hi-Someone-at-our-facility-watched-a-webinar-that-/Eye and Face ProtectionQuestions & Answers Someone at our facility watched a webinar that stated that combination safety shower/eye baths were required (versus having separate units approximately 10-12' away). Is this a true statement of the law/requirement?
134079faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/hazardous-chemical-labels/We-are-trying-to-come-into-full-compliance-with-th/Labels Questions & Answers We are trying to come into full compliance with the GHS labeling. Are we required to affix labels to such items as a can of WD-40 for example?
136936regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-391-Evaluation-of-Safety-Sensitive-Personne-136936/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 391 - Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Withdrawal
136937regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/aerial-lifts/Material-Hoists-Personnel-Hoists-and-Elevators-Sta-136937/Aerial LiftsNotices Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements
136938regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/regulatory-notices/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/Ionizing-Radiation-Standard-Extension-of-the-Offic-136938/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesNotices Ionizing Radiation Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Collections of Information
136940timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/safety-administration/workplace-accidents/Incident-Investigators-Kit/AccidentsChecklists Incident Investigator's Kit
136941timesavers.aspx/timesavers/workplace-safety-audit-checklists/safety-administration/injury-and-illness-records-osha300/Incident-investigators-kit-136941/Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300)Checklists Incident investigator's kit
136942faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Is-fall-protection-training-required-by-OSHA-for-e/Slips and FallsQuestions & Answers Is fall protection training required by OSHA for employees who operate the Wave work assist vehicle that has interlocking gates, hand and feet sensors and dual foot pedals?
136929regActivity.aspx/workplace-safety-regulatory-activity/proposed-regulations/CMV-commercial-motor-vehicles-motor-carriers/49-CFR-389-Rulemaking-Procedures-Update/Commercial Motor Vehicles (Motor Carriers)Proposed Rules 49 CFR 389 - Rulemaking Procedures Update
136930faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/flammable-liquids/How-long-does-the-ground-cable-on-a-flammable-cabi/Flammable LiquidsQuestions & Answers How long does the ground cable on a flammable cabinet need to be?
136931reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/OSHA-directives/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/PSM-Covered-Chemical-Facilities-National-Emphasis-136931/Process Safety ManagementDirectives PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program (CPL 03-00-021)
136932reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-Safety-Management-for-Storage-Facilities/Process Safety ManagementGuidance Documents Process Safety Management for Storage Facilities
136933reference.aspx/workplace-safety-reference-materials/guidance-documents/equipment-and-process-safety/process-safety-management/Process-Safety-Management-for-Small-Businesses/Process Safety ManagementGuidance Documents Process Safety Management for Small Businesses
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136980faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/toxic-and-hazardous-substances/I-want-information-on-RF-Safety-for-Rooftops/Toxic and Hazardous SubstancesQuestions & Answers I want information on RF Safety for Rooftops
136942faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/employee-safety/slips-and-falls/Is-fall-protection-training-required-by-OSHA-for-e/Slips and FallsQuestions & Answers Is fall protection training required by OSHA for employees who operate the Wave work assist vehicle that has interlocking gates, hand and feet sensors and dual foot pedals?
136930faqs.aspx/workplace-safety-faqs/hazardous-substances-and-materials/flammable-liquids/How-long-does-the-ground-cable-on-a-flammable-cabi/Flammable LiquidsQuestions & Answers How long does the ground cable on a flammable cabinet need to be?
77981training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-powerpoints/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Defensive-Driving-Commercial-Motor-Vehicles-PPT/Commercial Driver SafetyPowerPoints Defensive Driving--Commercial Motor Vehicles (PPT)
78060training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-training-speakers-notes/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Defensive-Driving-Commercial-Motor-Vehicles-Scrip/Commercial Driver SafetySpeaker's Notes Defensive Driving--Commercial Motor Vehicles - Script View
105896training.aspx/training/workplace-safety-audio-presentations/transportation-safety/driver-safety-motor-carriers/Defensive-Driving-Commercial-Motor-Vehicles/Commercial Driver SafetyAudio Presentations Defensive Driving--Commercial Motor Vehicles
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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) projects that the longest duration of the total eclipse of the sun will be near:
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